It is Christmas. The day that brings out the best in so many people - young and old. This year, I've learned a lot about the meaning of Christmas, from my brief experience as a Cathedral volunteer as well as from a good blog post written by a dear friend. Initially, I wanted to blog about how I spent my day running errands, walking through shopping malls in pursuit of the perfect gift for hubby. I changed my mind after watching the rerun of Nine Lessons and Carols on TVONE.
The Bishop's message was to forget about gifts, presents and material stuff on Christmas day. Instead, focus on the true meaning of Christmas - God's gift. She's right. I think it’s a really good idea to stop and think about what is really important to us about the holiday season.
A wonderful post from my friend CL reminds me to be grateful for all the blessings I have received and to pray for those who are less fortunate.
For those of us who are happy this Christmas, let us take time to say a prayer for those of us who are hurting and sad. For those who aren't that happy, may your faith increase as you focus on God. - CL
Now there’s something worth musing as we celebrate this special day with family and friends. Merry Christmas everyone.